Author: War Pictures from History

🇻🇳 People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN / NVA) sol…

🇻🇳 People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN / NVA) soldier Nguyen Huy Tao (left) and ARVN (South Vietnamese) soldier Bui Trong Nghia at the border of Long Quang village, Trieu Trach commune, Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province in April 1973 met during a cease fire. They met again in early 2018 at the same site. Photo: Chu Chi Thanh [translated from Vietnamese with google translate] #nam #vietnam #vietnamwar #history #war

vaguedacier: The lone figure of a soldier fro…

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The lone figure of a soldier from the Leibstandarte sitting on the steps of the Parthenon on the Acropolis, Greece, 1941.

🇻🇳PAVN (NVA) T-55 knocked out by ARVN paratr…

🇻🇳PAVN (NVA) T-55 knocked out by ARVN paratroopers in An Loc, 1972. #vietnamwar #history #tanks #70s

🇺🇸 The Door’s lead singer Jim Morrison and h…

🇺🇸 The Door’s lead singer Jim Morrison and his father, US Navy Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison on the bridge of the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). #usa #history #thedoors #usn #navy #usnstagram

🇺🇸 Culpeper, Va. Generals of the Army of the…

🇺🇸 Culpeper, Va. Generals of the Army of the Potomac: Gouverneur K. Warren, William H. French, George G. Meade, Henry J. Hunt, Andrew A. Humphreys, George Sykes. August, 1863. [Library of Congress] #history #civilwar #usa #army #america

SS-Sturmbannführer Sylvester Stadler (Knights …

SS-Sturmbannführer Sylvester Stadler (Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves). Photo taken during the battle at Kharkov, March, 1943.

While Stadler was commander of the Panzer-Grenadier regiment Der Führer, part of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, a subordinate unit under his command committed the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre. On 10 June 1944, part of Der Führer regiment, led by SS-Sturmbannführer Adolf Diekmann, killed 642 inhabitants of Oradour-sur-Glane. Stadler ordered a court martial for Diekmann; the latter was killed in action before he could face trial.

On 10 July 1944, Stadler was appointed commander of the SS Division Hohenstaufen; it fought in on the Eastern Front, in Normandy, at the Falaise pocket, at Arnhem (“Operation Market Garden”), in the Ardennes offensive and in Hungary. He surrendered his division to the U.S. Army in Austria in May 1945.

[Photo by: Friedrich Zschaeckel / Bundesarchiv / Bild 101lll-Zschaeckel-192-24A]

SS-Totenkopf #wwii #ww2 #history

SS-Totenkopf #wwii #ww2 #history

🇺🇸🇷🇺 Americans and Soviets partying on the…

🇺🇸🇷🇺 Americans and Soviets partying on the Elbe River, 1945. #wwii #ww2 #history

Captured Polish defenders of the Polish Post O…

Captured Polish defenders of the Polish Post Office in Danzig shortly before their trial and execution by the Wehrmacht, 1939. #ww2 #poland #germany #history

Romanian troops retreating on the Don River st…

Romanian troops retreating on the Don River steppes after being routed by the Red Army during Operation Uranus. November 1942. [Romanian National Archives] #ww2 #romania #history#russia